Stay Cool While Gaming
Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. We've made sure to include enough fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system any way you want.
Looking Cool While Keeping Cool
High quality materials and smart fan optimizations contribute to cooling all essential components, which is key to making sure your system runs stable at the best performance during long gaming sessions.
DC Or PWM Mode with Hysteresis
MSI fan headers running in DC or PWM mode for optimal tuning of fan speeds and silence. Hysteresis also makes your fans spin up fluently to make sure your system stays silent, no matter what.
Total Control in BIOS and Software
Total Fan Control allows you to take control of your fans and check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.
Your In-Game Advantage
Outsmart and outperform your opponents in-game using an array of unique MSI GAMING tools. Clever hardware & software tools, created to keep you one step ahead of the competition and boost your skills.
Total Freedom, Maximum Ease
Easily program your most-used commands and execute them with a single keystroke. You’re free to choose any key you want, so choose wisely.
Simply assign functions to any key whether to launch your favorite games, load profiles or do real-time overclocking with the push of a single button. The possibilities are endless!
Dedicated Port for Gaming Peripherals
The GAMING Device Port is optimized to deliver the best connectivity for high-end gaming peripherals to fully utilize their features and responsiveness. Customize your mouse DPI to enhance accuracy or program macro combinations using the easy-to-use Mouse Master software to perform multiple commands with just one click.
Be the First on the Battlefield
This MSI GAMING motherboard supports all the latest storage standards. This allows you to connect any ultra-fast storage device, giving you in-game benefits. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies.
Enjoy a fast system boot up and insanely quick loading of applications and games with MSI motherboards. Delivering speeds up to 20Gb/s per device using Gen2 x4, M.2 is over 3 times faster than a regular SATA III connection!
XBoost Your Storage Performance
This great little tool is very simple to use and automatically detects your storage devices connected to the system. When enabled, X-Boost optimizes your SSDs to keep your system fast and maximize storage performance, making sure you reach the battlefield even quicker or saving you a lot of time when transferring data.
SATA Mass Storage
We made sure each MSI motherboard comes with enough SATA ports to connect loads of HDDs for long term storage of large files and system backups.
Immerse Yourself into Virtual Worlds
Integrating the very best of cutting edge technologies on MSI hardware provides a smooth VR ride. Through joint efforts with major VR brands, combined with unique MSI features geared to VR, MSI brings gamers and VR professionals a vivid and realistic experience in which content truly comes alive.
Get Ready To Be Overwhelmed By the Realms of VR
From the start of Virtual Reality, MSI has been deeply involved in making VR Ready hardware in each of its product lines. Whether it's a feature-rich motherboard, a framerate boosting graphics card or a blazing fast complete gaming system, a huge set of VR-supporting features awaits you.
Optimized For the Best VR Brands
Want the best of the best VR experience without any compromise? MSI motherboards offer everything you need when exploring the possibilities of VR. By closely working with the industries’ leading VR vendors, we make sure you get the best possible gaming experience when choosing Virtual Reality.
Straight Into the Action with One Click to VR
Both hard- and software need to be in tune for a smooth VR experience. One Click to VR makes it very fast and easy to get primed for VR. A single click sets all your key components to their highest performance and makes sure other software applications won’t impact your virtual adventure. Click here to learn more about MSI VR.
Sound That Pulls You into the Game
Get the most immersive sound experience when gaming. MSI Audio Boost delivers the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. This lets you enjoy breathtaking, game-changing sound to create the most exciting gameplay.
Amplify Your Game with Audio Boost
Built on years of experience in building motherboards dedicated to giving gamers true Hi-Fi sound. Audio Boost has developed into a high quality audio unit, offering a clear advantage over your opponents when gaming. Locate your enemies with your eyes closed using Audio Boost.
Isolated Audio Design with LED Border
Audio Boost operates like a dedicated soundcard by being physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal possible. A bright border illuminated by LEDs showcases and protects the Hi-Fi audio unit.
Separated Audio Layers for Clean Left & Right Channels
Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.
Audio Boost protects your ears by eliminating those annoying loud popping sounds when you plug/unplug devices or turn your PC on/off.
Dedicated High Definition Audio Processor
Audio Boost is powered by an EMI-shielded high quality HD audio processor, making sure you enjoy the purest sound quality in both stereo and surround sound.
High Quality Audio Capacitors for a Warmer Sound
By dedicating golden audio capacitors to the front output, a high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured. The High Quality audio capacitors are widely considered to be one of the great choices for the best sound output.
5.1 Audio for True Surround Sound
With high quality audio connectors you get the best possible signal output with less chance of distortion.
Dominate the Game with the Lowest Latency
Get ready to crush your enemies on the battlefield with MSI GAMING LAN. Featuring the highest quality components tuned to deliver the best online gaming experience without lag.
Low Latency Gaming LAN Powered By Intel®
Experience smooth gaming with Intel® LAN. Intel® LAN is optimized for championship level online and LAN eSports by reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This means your CPU can be used more effectively, giving you more FPS when gaming.
Optimize Online Gaming Traffic For Lower Latency!
MSI GAMING LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games, giving you the best online gaming experience with low latency.
LAN Protect To Shield Your System Against Power Surges
Featuring 15KV anti-surge protection to shield your network from lightning strikes and static electricity, the LAN Protect connector is designed to give you a reliable networking experience.
Unmatched Memory Performance
MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your gaming rig's memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability.
Enhanced Stability with Optimized Memory Layout
Optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance, so you never have to worry about your system crashing during games.
Enable Intel® Extreme Memory Profile with ease using a single option in the BIOS to gain performance and create a perfectly stable system.
Extreme Stability & Compatibility Testing
MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.
Designed For Limitless Tuning
Founded on experience and with a long history of creating the best performing motherboards packed with smart features, you can count on this motherboard to deliver the best performance under the most extreme conditions. Countless system tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights and satisfy even the most demanding tweaker.
Core Boost technology combines MSI's premium layout and optimized power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Not only supporting multi-core CPU, also creating the perfect conditions for your CPU.
EZ Debug LED
Run into trouble? On-board LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.
Prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.
Maximize Your USB Device Performance
Transfer your favourite games, music and movies over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB 3.1 devices, delivering fast transfer speeds up to 5Gb/s!
X-Boost Your USB Performance
When enabled, X-Boost optimizes your devices for even better transfer speeds and can provide up to 20% increase in USB performance, saving a lot of time when transferring data. This handy tool is very easy to use and automatically detects & optimizes the USB devices connected to your system.
Super Charge Your Phone & Gaming Gear
MSI Super Charger USB ports charge any connected device faster. It delivers more power than regular USB ports to your smartphone, tablet, USB game controller or portable console.
Double ESD Protection
Never worry about damage caused by defective USB devices. The USB ports on MSI motherboards are shielded by a set of protective ICs to prevent damage caused by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) from plugging/unplugging USB devices.
Built On Everlasting Quality
Using only the finest quality components and integrating the latest technological innovations delivers the best possible gaming and professional experience. Rigorous quality testing under the most extreme conditions ensures a super reliable, high performance motherboard.
Fortify Your System with PCI-E Steel Armour
MSI PCI Express Steel Armour slots are armed with more solder points on the motherboard for a stronger hold, preventing any damage due to heavy-weight graphics cards. Steel Armour also protects PCI Express signals against electromagnetic interference for a pure gaming experience and even higher overclocking.
Ultimate Motherboard Protection
We’ve made sure you can enjoy your system endlessly. MSI motherboards feature Double ESD protection with double layer grounding around the motherboard mounting holes, preventing Electrostatic discharge (ESD) surges from damaging the motherboard.
Components Chosen By Only High Quality and Stability
MSI uses components with the latest evolution of the industries’ highest quality standard. MSI quality approved components are shielded with the best protection and make sure your system run smoothly under the most extreme gaming conditions.
Certified for Gaming
Each model is tweaked to deliver the best FPS for a stutter-free gaming experience. Tested in 24-hour on- and offline gaming sessions with the most popular gaming gear by the world’s best eSports players, so you can enjoy top performance and reliability in the world’s most popular games.
A Gamers' BIOS
We made sure our BIOS contains all the latest options and is easy to use for everyone. The extensive features let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance when gaming.
Easy To Read, Hi-Res BIOS Font
An award-winning, high-resolution, scalable font is used to make CLICK BIOS 5 easy to read, no matter what type of screen you use. The clean design layout, together with this great font makes CLICK BIOS 5 a true next gen UEFI BIOS.
Easy Mode for Quick Gaming Tweaks
When you just want to get back to your game, EZ-mode presents you with basic BIOS settings and functions for some quick adjustments. If you feel like spending more time fine-tuning options to boost your system’s performance, the Advanced mode is the way to go.
Easy Search & Favourites
Can’t find a specific BIOS setting? Don’t worry, a permanent search option in the top right corner can be used to find what you need. Want quick access to important settings? My Favourites gives easy access to selected Favourite settings, supporting up to 5 groups of Favourites.
Hotkey for Flash BIOS
Updating your motherboard BIOS will not be a nightmare anymore. All the MSI 300 series motherboards are easily for entering Flash BIOS menu, just press CTRL+F5 and one click for updating your motherboard BIOS.
Hardware Monitor with Fan Control
Hardware monitor lets you take control of your system and check your primary system vitals in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.
Make Your SSD as Fast as New With Secure Erase+
When using an SSD, its performance will slowly decrease over time as more and more data is written onto it. This will slow down Read/Write speeds and increase access times of your SSD, making your system feel sluggish. Using an optimized formatting algorithm, Secure Erase+ lets you enjoy your SSD at maximum speed, making your system feel brand new!Features• Supports 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors for Socket LGA 1151.
• Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 2666 MHz.
• MYSTIC LIGHT Sync: Synchronize other RGB solutions and control all LEDs in one click through Mystic Light APP or a mobile device.
• Core Boost: With premium layout and optimized power design to support more cores and provide better performance.
• Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience
• DDR4 Boost: Advanced technology to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming performance and stability.
• M.2 and NVMe support, up to 20 Gb/s using PCI-Express Gen2 x4.
• Gaming LAN, powered by Intel®: The best online gaming experience with lowest latency and bandwidth management.
• VR Ready: Best virtual reality game experience without latency, reduces motion sickness.
• In-Game Weapons: GAMING Hotkey, X-Boost.
• EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot.
• Click BIOS 5: Award-winning BIOS with high resolution scalable font, favourites and search function.
• GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on- and offline game and motherboard testing by eSports players.
- Supports 8th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron processors for Socket LGA 1151
- Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 2666 MHz
- MYSTIC LIGHT Sync: Synchronize other RGB solutions and control all LEDs in one click through Mystic Light APP or a mobile device.
- Core Boost: With premium layout and optimized power design to support more cores and provide better performance.
- AUDIO BOOST: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience
- DDR4 Boost: Advanced technology to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming performance and stability.
- M.2 and NVMe support, up to 20Gb/s using PCI-Express Gen2 x4.
- GAMING LAN, powered by Intel: The best online gaming experience with lowest latency and bandwidth management.
- VR Ready: Best virtual reality game experience without latency, reduces motion sickness.
- In-Game Weapons: GAMING Hotkey, X-Boost.
- EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot.
- Click BIOS 5: Award-winning BIOS with high resolution scalable font, favourites and search function.
- GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on- and offline game and motherboard testing by eSports players.
- Quick Installation Guide
- Support Disk
- IO Shield
- 2 x SATA Data cables
- USB 3.1
- Micro ATX
- Product Width:185mm
- Product Length:230mm
- Package Width:26cm
- Package Length:26cm
- Package Height:5.5cm